The Guardian: Teachers assessing pupils could replace formal exams, study says

“High-stakes exams may shift the educational experience away from learning towards exam performance. For these reasons, we suggest that teacher assessments could be relied on for monitoring progress, instead of exam scores, in particular during earlier school years.” – Margherita Malanchini https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/13/teachers-assessing-pupils-could-replace-formal-exams-study-says Continue reading The Guardian: Teachers assessing pupils could replace formal exams, study says

iNews: Headteachers call for ‘corrosive’ mobile phones to be banned in schools

“Schools obviously are free to set their own behaviour policies but my own view is that schools should ban mobile telephones and smartphones inside school, and particularly inside classrooms.” – Nick Gibb https://inews.co.uk/news/education/headteachers-corrosive-mobile-phones-banned-schools/ Continue reading iNews: Headteachers call for ‘corrosive’ mobile phones to be banned in schools

The Guardian: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

“Our new research shows parent reactions to an Ofsted inspection are significant and meaningful. They withdraw support for their children when they are happy the school is doing well.” – Professor Imran Rasul . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/may/19/good-ofsted-reports-are-bad-for-schools-gcse-results Continue reading The Guardian: Why a good Ofsted report can be bad for GCSE results

Article: Trump not expected to attend Teacher of the Year award ceremony

“Each year, CCSSO works with the White House to coordinate a recognition event. It is up to each administration to decide how to recognize the teachers, and it has varied throughout the 67-year history of the program in location and who has delivered the recognition to the National Teacher.” – Paul Ferrari https://f7td5.app.goo.gl/X6xph Continue reading Article: Trump not expected to attend Teacher of the Year award ceremony

Yahoo Style: Half a million children missed measles vaccine, but what are the signs, symptoms and potential complications?

“With measles cases almost quadrupled in England in just one year, it is grossly irresponsible for anybody to spread scare stories about vaccines, and social media firms should have a zero tolerance approach towards this dangerous content.” – Simon Stevens . https://uk.style.yahoo.com/half-million-children-missing-measles-vaccine-signs-symptoms-potential-complications-093111968.html Continue reading Yahoo Style: Half a million children missed measles vaccine, but what are the signs, symptoms and potential complications?

The Independent: ‘Aggressive’ parents are demanding teachers email and message them on apps 24/7, survey suggests

“Teachers are not just facing the intrusion of those who manage them into their private lives, but there is now an unreasonable expectation that they are available at the convenience of parents.” – Chris Keates http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/teachers-parents-emails-apps-workload-nasuwt-conference-belfast-a8879316.html Continue reading The Independent: ‘Aggressive’ parents are demanding teachers email and message them on apps 24/7, survey suggests

The Guardian: Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years

“So long as the main drivers of a performance-based system are still in place, schools will continue to be in the grip of a culture of fear, over-regulation, and a lack of trust.” – Kevin Courtney . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/16/fifth-of-teachers-plan-to-leave-profession-within-two-years Continue reading The Guardian: Fifth of teachers plan to leave profession within two years

iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out

“No student starts university thinking they are going to drop-out and whilst in individual circumstances that may be the right thing, it is important that all students feel supported to do their best – both academically and in a pastoral sense.” – Damian Hinds https://inews.co.uk/news/education/damian-hinds-warns-universities-with-high-numbers-of-students-dropping-out/ Continue reading iNews: Damian Hinds warns universities with high numbers of students dropping out